Bayard Cutting Arboretum; photo by Valerie Miller.
Here is the latest information about our church and its beloved community. This information is being furnished as there was a suggestion for a note to be sent to advise congregants about our upcoming worship services and events. Hope that this is helpful to you.
If you would like to receive our weekly Summerland Church Meetings newsletter by email please add your name to the list here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/our-church-services.html#emaillist
Wednesday September 20 @ 7:00 PM
Meditation & Blessings with Debbie L.
Note: No mediation meetups on Wednesday, September 20 and 27.
Thursday September 21 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
Preparing for the Future
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, we will be working with the idea of preparing for the future: Can our loved ones in spirit tell us how they prepared for the future and can they give you advice about preparing for the future?
••• Please email our church in advance for the Zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
••• Please let Frank know by 2 pm Thursday if you plan to come: email@example.com
If you would like to attend this Meetup and are younger than 18 years of age, Frank must receive permission from your parents or guardian in writing in an email prior to the Meetup.
••• The cost for this class is $10.00, or $6.00 if that is more affordable. Please pay on our website at this link:
Frank Kotowski is facilitating this mediumship group, which is open to both SCOL members and non members. These classes are to help you build your intuitive and mediumistic abilities. Beginners are welcome!
Image credit: Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash.
Thursday September 21
International Day of Peace
The Peace Bell at the UN Headquarters in NYC is rung twice a year; on the first day of spring at the Vernal Equinox, and on September 21 to celebrate the International Day for Peace. The bell was donated by Japan in 1954.
Peace Bell photo by Rodsan 18; Creative Commons Share Alike 2.5.
Saturday September 23 Zoom
Service @ 12:00 PM noon
NOTE OPENING TIME—12:00 PM: ROOM OPEN FOR
VERBAL CHAT AMONG PARTICIPANTS, ALL UNMUTED.
12:15 PM: START OF SERVICE, ALL ARE MUTED.
PLEASE BE ON TIME. THANKS!
Presider: Camille Johnson
Meditation: Lindy Cacioppo
Spiritual Address: Suzanne Garrison-Terry
Spirit Messages: Rev. Frank Kotowski and others
• For the Zoom link please email our church in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Thank you !!
We are asking for love donations at this time during our online church services to support our work and to allow us to continue through these troubling times. We are not meeting in person so can't pass around the offering plate to help us with ongoing operating expenses that need to be paid: partial rent, full insurance, Zoom fees, payment to the national organization, to name a few.
Saturday September 23
Autumn Equinox, Mabon
Not only do temperatures drop, but plant life slows down and so do we.
The fall equinox arrives at 02:50 A.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. On this date, there are approximately equal hours of daylight and darkness.
Sleeping fox in the sun, photo by Jan Kohl on Unsplash.
Sunday September 24
Outing to Bayard Cutting Arboretum (postponed)
The outing to Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY, was scheduled for Sunday, September 24 with a rain date of Sunday, October 1 but we are rescheduling this event due to the forecast of rain for both Sundays. Our new date(s) will be announced next week.
Saturday September 30 Zoom
Service @ 12 PM noon
Saturday September 30 Zoom
DISCOVERY CIRCLE @ 1:15 PM
Amy and Isaac Post: Friends of the Fox Sisters and So Much More
Directed By Suzanne Garrison-Terry.
Discovery Circle Donation: $10.
See poster for more details.
• For the Zoom link please email our church in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
• PayPal Donation button: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#DiscoveryCircle
Saturday October 7 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Tuesday October 10 Zoom
Meditation & Messages @ 7:30 PM
Saturday October 14 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE
Saturday October 21 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
"Meditation and Messages" occurs on the second Tuesday of the month, each month, from 7:30 to 8:45 pm. A 20-30 minute meditation will be followed by 45 minutes of spirit messages. All guests can give messages, as in a Message Circle, under the guidance of Frank.If there is time at the end of each class, there will be a discussion on topics related to Spiritualism and Spirituality. People of all faiths and philosophies are welcome.
The next class will be on Tuesday, October 10.
For more information see poster here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#Meditation&Messages
In-Person Mediumship Meetup on Tuesdays: We have decided to suspend in-person mediumship classes at UUFSB until there is more interest for those wishing to attend.
Two In-Person SCOL Services a Month Now: Our church is having two hybrid services (services that are in-person at UUFSB and also live-streamed on Zoom) a month now. They are usually on the first and third Saturdays of the month, but this may not always be the case.
Our next Hybrid services will be on October 7 and 21. If anything changes concerning our in-person services, we will let you know.
At this point, we are not requiring you to wear a mask but you may certainly do so. (Health protocols may change due to changing NY state and UUFSB mandates.) The room for our services in the Religious Education wing has two portable air-purifying systems that will be used during the time we are there.
We require a minimum of four people to attend (not counting the platform workers and helpers). Please let us know if you can commit to coming, and how often, to our hybrid services. Also, we are looking for more people to serve at our hybrid services. If you have an interest in offering a Spiritual Address, offering a guided meditation, or being a greeter, please let us know in an email. Please email our church with your reply or for any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Healing Requests
Spirit healings result from law-governed forces being put into operation following the sending forth of a thought directive (prayer). Spirit guides and doctors will diagnose the trouble and its cause, attention being directed to overcoming the cause, and then removing the symptoms.
Please set time aside each day to send healing thoughts for each of those listed below, that they may receive from Spirit that which is for their highest and best needs. Your healing prayers are needed and benefit others in ways we may never know.
To request that a name or situation be placed on this healing list, please send a
note to email@example.com
Prayer for Spiritual Healing
I ask the Great Unseen Healing Force
To remove all obstructions
From my mind and body
And to restore me to perfect health.
I ask this in all sincerity and honesty
And I will do my part.
I ask this Great Unseen Healing Force
To help both present and absent ones
Who are in need of help
And to restore them to perfect health.
I put my trust and love in the power of God.
Christopher G. Doris K.
Ron G. Sade
Amy V Daziah
Diane C. Joshua (transitioned) and mom Tracey
Alisha M. Amy and daughter Alison
Ann G. Simone M.
Danielle S. Dorothy M. (transitioned)
Ronn M. Stephanie S. and daughter Ryan
David B. Michael D.
Fran D. Linda & Larry B.
Yvette O. Amy, Bill, Parker, and Jacob
Rhonda Connie R.
Prayers for all those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Prayers for areas affected by recent natural disasters around the globe.
Labyrinth at Avalon Park Nature Preserve in Stony Brook.
A memorial from the Paul Simons Foundation.
Photo by Valerie Miller.
In peace and harmony,